The Denver Broncos signed two offensive linemen, a blocking tight finish, a fullback and a operating again early in free company. It’s not arduous to attach the dots: Broncos coach Sean Payton desires to run the ball in 2023.
Michael Burton, the group’s new fullback, agreed to a one-year, $1.3175 million contract with Denver on Tuesday. Burton acquired a $126,250 signing bonus and he can have a $26,250 roster bonus. That mixed together with his $1.165 million base wage will give Burton a 2023 wage cap hit of $1,092,500.
That can symbolize the 12th-highest salary cap hit amongst fullbacks within the NFL this season. Contemplating that solely 17 groups carry fullbacks on their roster, one other — maybe extra applicable — approach to put it will be saying Burton is the sixth-lowest paid FB within the league.
A great direct comparability is Andrew Beck, who the Broncos let walk in free agency this week. Beck signed a two-year cope with the Houston Texans and he can have a cap hit of $2,441,176 this 12 months, seventh-highest amongst FBs.
Denver introduced in a less expensive fullback who has a 12 months of expertise in a Sean Payton offense (2020 with the New Orleans Saints). It appears truthful to say Burton was a great signing for the Broncos.
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